Deborah O'Brien BA (hons), FDA Counselling/ Psychotherapy, Adv Dip. Humanistic
Hello my name is Deborah and I am a very empathic, 'down to earth' type, relaxed, non - judgemental and friendly person. I take pride in helping people with their life problems and assist them in a safe place that is confidential to explore their thoughts and feelings, to find a path that may enhance their lives, or allow them to work a way out if they feel in a 'stuck' place.
I am an Integrative Counsellor/Psychotherapist and I practice with a Humanistic approach, using CBT (cognitive behavioural therapy), gestalt, Existential, multicultural and Psychodynamic theories amongst other methods, together with a vast experience of individual problems allowing me a comprehensive understanding of individuals who are all unique and have diverse and different orientations and backgrounds.
I adhere to the ethical framework and moral principles of the BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy).
Training, qualifications & experience
I am fully qualified with an Advanced level 4 Diploma in Humanistic theories and practice, an FDA level 5 in counselling and Psychotherapy. I have an BA Hons Degree in Integrative Counselling studies.
I have worked for three years with Cruse bereavement agency and have helped many people with loss. All ages, cultures and sexual orientations.
Working along side a secondary school for a year and a half has also been a worthwhile experience, where I have sat with young people from the age of 12 to 16 years old and helped them get through many difficult life issues and have witnessed them grow with confidence and satisfactory empowerment of self.
I have as well as work privately, worked in a drugs and alcohol agency for three years for WDP/CRI, helping substance abuse clients get through some difficult and troubling times.
I am fully insured.
I am honoured to have had many experiences in assisting in helping people to help themselves and have felt humbled to watch them create the lives they want to live.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Antisocial personality disorder
- Attachment disorder
- Attachment disorder in children
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Behaviour problems
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Childhood bereavement
- Childhood bullying
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Dependent personality disorder
- Depression and anxiety in children
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Internet addiction
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic disorder
- Paranoid personality disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Schizoid personality disorder
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Separation anxiety
- Sex addiction
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
- Young carers
- Behavioural therapy
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Couples counselling
- Existential therapy
- Family/systemic therapy
- Gestalt therapy
- Group therapy
- Humanistic therapies
- Jungian therapy
- Person-centred therapy
- Play therapy
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Individual Counselling £40 per 50 mins
Couples Counselling £55 per 60 mins
Trainee Counsellors £25 per 50 mins
Discounts considered for those who receive benefits.
Parking is available on private drive.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.
Types of client